For Coaches

Shut Your Mouth – Why you shouldn’t tell people your goals

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Read enough popular books, blogs and magazines on fitness and you’ll inevitably stumble across a piece on goal setting. Much of the information presented is correct – make them measurable, specific and have a timeline. So far, so good. There is another well-intentioned tip to help you achieve said goal: tell people about what you want to achieve. The idea ...

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4 Things Every Tennis Player should do (without a coach)

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4 Things Every Tennis Player Can Do Everyday, Without a Coach While most of us would like to improve our game, it is easy to find an excuse why we can’t. Two common excuses are that coaching costs are prohibitive or that we can’t find a hitting partner, or even both. Below are four cost, and personnel, effective methods of ...

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Fostering Independence in Developing Tennis Players

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In many sports, including most of the football codes, basketball, netball and hockey, coaches can give guidance and advice to their players during a match. They can use messengers, time outs or even just yell out from the sideline. In tennis, with the exception of the college environment and in certain situations on the WTA circuit, the player needs to ...

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No Gym? No Problem!

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So, you are a coach who travels with your players; or a player who has recognised the benefits of additional strength work, but cannot access a gym because of time or money. If either of the above scenarios describes your situation, then do not despair. Below is some cost effective equipment that you can use to improve the physical component ...

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